The BEST Episodes of Friends
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2020
Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are all friends, living off of one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.
#1 - The Last One (2)
Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired May 6, 2004
Ross and Phoebe chase Rachel to the airport, but end up at the wrong one. They narrowly make it to the right airport, where Ross declares his love for Rachel, but she gets on the plane anyway. A rejected Ross returns home, where he finds a message on his answering machine, revealing that Rachel got off the plane, just as the real thing shows up behind him. They decide to be together. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica finish packing for their move to the suburbs, and Joey loses Chick Jr. and Duck Jr. in the foosball table.
#2 - The Last One (1)
Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired May 6, 2004
Erica gives birth to the baby that Monica and Chandler are adopting—but there's one small added surprise. Meanwhile, Ross and Rachel sleep together one last time before Rachel leaves to start a new life in Paris, but Ross realizes that he still loves her.
#3 - The One Where Everybody Finds Out
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 11, 1999
When the friends discover that Ugly Naked Guy is moving out of his apartment, Ross leaps at the opportunity to get his own place. Phoebe finds out about Monica and Chandler and tries to get them to reveal the truth.
#4 - The One in Vegas: Part 2
Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 20, 1999
Chandler and Monica reconcile and hastily decide to get married. Ross and Rachel get drunk and roam the casino. Phoebe deals with a 'lurker' on the slot machines.
#5 - The One with the Embryos
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 15, 1998
Phoebe's uterus is examined for implantation of the embryos. Meanwhile, a seemingly harmless game between Chandler and Joey against Monica and Rachel escalates into a full blown contest where the stakes are raised higher and higher.
#6 - The One with the Proposal
Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired May 18, 2000
Chandler continues to pretend to hate the idea of marriage, unaware Richard wants Monica back. Meanwhile, Rachel and Phoebe discuss their 'back-up' plans.
#7 - The One with Ross's Wedding: Part 2
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 7, 1998
Phoebe calls to warn of Rachel's impending arrival. Ross and Emily's parents get into an argument. The wedding ends with a blunder.
#8 - The One with the Prom Video
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 1, 1996
The gang watches a home video from the night of Monica and Rachel's prom. Joey gives Chandler a hideous bracelet.
#9 - The One With Chandler And Monica's Wedding: Part 2
Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired May 17, 2001
Ross desperately searches for the missing Chandler. Joey encounters problems trying to get off the movie set.
#10 - The One With Rachel's Going Away Party (a.k.a. The One Where Rachel Goes To Paris)
Season 10 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 29, 2004
With Rachel leaving tomorrow, the gang throws her a small going away party. She says goodbye to each of her friends individually, except for Ross. He gets mad and the two of them end up in a passionate kiss after she explains that she was putting it off because of how hard saying goodbye to him would be. Meanwhile, Erica is in town until the baby arrives and she ends up going into labor at the party.
#11 - The One Where The Stripper Cries
Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 5, 2004
Phoebe's bachelorette party features a rather unexpected surprise when the stripper shows up. Joey is on "Pyramid." Chandler and Ross flash back to 1987 to reflect on a pact they made when they were in college.
#12 - The One Where Rachel Has A Baby: Part 2
Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired May 16, 2002
After Rachel gives birth to her baby, she must confront relationship issues around her.
#13 - The One Where Rachel Finds Out
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 1995
As Ross leaves for China, Chandler accidentally reveals Ross's feelings for Rachel. Joey takes part in a fertility study and is unable to sleep with his new girlfriend.
#14 - The One Where Ross Finds Out
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 1995
A drunken Rachel calls Ross and reveals her feelings for him on his answering machine. Meanwhile, Monica finds work as Chandler's personal trainer and Phoebe has a hard time trying to get her boyfriend to sleep with her.
#15 - The One with All the Poker
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 2, 1995
Rachel interviews for a job as an assistant buyer. She also sees another side of the usually docile Ross when the girls face the boys during a not-so-friendly game of poker.
#16 - The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 8, 1996
Monica becomes infatuated with a friend of her parents when she caters a party for him. Ross and Rachel go on their first date. Joey and Chandler refuse to move when they get a new TV and two armchairs.
#17 - The One In Barbados (1)
Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired May 15, 2003
Chandler gives David advice that culminates in David deciding to propose to Phoebe. However, Phoebe is still in love with Mike. Monica meddles and calls Mike, who shows up in Barbados and interrupts David's marriage proposal with one of his own. Phoebe chooses Mike, although she doesn't accept his proposal. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Ross and Charlie when they spend some time together rewriting his speech, and Rachel struggles with the idea of telling Joey that she's crazy about him.
#18 - The One with the Baby on the Bus
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 1995
Chandler and Joey baby-sit Ben when Ross has an allergic reaction and has to go to the hospital. Phoebe loses her Central Perk singing gig to a professional singer.
#19 - The One with the Rumor
Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 2001
Monica invites an old friend from high school over for Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, Joey vows to eat an entire turkey by himself.
#20 - The One Where Joey Speaks French
Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 19, 2004
Phoebe tries to teach Joey to speak French for an audition. Surrogate mom Erica is visiting town and tells the Bings that the baby's father may be a shovel killer. Ross and Rachel head out to Long Island after her dad has a heart attack. After Ross rejects an upset Rachel's advances, the two decide never to have sex again, although Rachel suggests it still might happen.
#21 - The One With Ross' Tan
Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2003
Joey and Rachel's first date goes well, until they return to their apartment and discover that everything's awkward. They decide that they make better friends than lovers and call off their relationship. Monica and Phoebe try to avoid their annoying friend Amanda, who has returned from living in London with a fake British accent. Ross gets a spray-on tan.
#22 - The One In Barbados (2)
Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired May 15, 2003
Charlie and Joey break up, and Rachel finally tells Joey about her crush on him. He decides nothing can happen because Ross is a good friend, but after he sees Ross and Charlie kissing, he heads back up to Rachel's room where the two kiss and shut the door. Meanwhile, Monica and Mike compete at a game of ping pong.
#23 - The One with the Stripper
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2001
Rachel prepares to have dinner with her dad and tell him that she's pregnant. Meanwhile, Chandler discovers that Monica had a bachelorette party with a stripper.
#24 - The One with the Nap Partners
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2000
Rachel and Phoebe compete to be Monica's maid-of-honor. Joey and Ross find themselves in awkward positions after a nap.
#25 - The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 1996
Monica suffers from insomnia and depression following her breakup with Richard. Joey struggles to accept Chandler and Janice's relationship. Ross confides in Rachel about one of his fantasies.